White House economic advisor says Justin Trudeau ‘stabbed us in the back’

Postado Junho 10, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that he has asked U.S. representatives not to endorse the joint communique put out by the Group of Seven leaders after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's "false statements" at a news conference.

Donald Trump's top economic adviser is accusing Justin Trudeau of betraying the US administration hours after the president himself launched insults at the prime minister, calling him "very dishonest and weak".

"Whether you like it or not, and it may not be politically correct, but we have a world to run", Trump said early on Friday morning. Later, the document was made public.

Trump said his statement was in response to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's comment following the summit that Canada "would not be pushed around".

G7 leaders, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Germany's Angela Merkle and French President Emmanuel Macron confronted Mr. Trump with a slew of data on import and exports to sway his thinking, but the President was unmoved.

Alluding to the tensions as he sat with Macron on Friday, Trump said: "We've had, really, a very good relationship, very special".

"He says that we are the problem with tariffs".

Kudlow called Trudeau's press conference a "sophomoric, political stunt for domestic consumption".

The US president is en route to Singapore for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which Trump described as a "mission of peace".

United States president Donald Trump once again accused India of charging 100% tariff on some imports, speaking after leaving the G-7 Summit in Canada where he upset America's closest allies with his threat of trade war.

The G7 summit came amid rising tensions between the United States and other member nations - Canada, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan - over Trump's recent steel and aluminum tariffs.

At his news conference, Mr.Trump again called for Russian Federation to reinstated to the G7, a suggestion rejected by all the leaders, expect Italy's new populist Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

Officials from European delegations quickly leaked copies of the joint statement to AFP, and it was published publicly online before Trump tweeted. "And we're not going to be able to do that work when our retaliatory tariffs, which are real, they're significant", Morneau said in a Saturday interview.

"We have a very good relationship with President Trump, we work with President Trump, the United Kingdom has a very good relationship with the U.S.", she said.

Mr Trump earlier warned his counterparts against retaliation after the U.S. imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium from Europe, Mexico and Canada - saying they would be "making a mistake".

Trudeau, who has been sparring with Mr. Trump on trade in recent days, announced at the conclusion of the G-7 summit in Canada that the retaliatory tariffs will go into effect July 1.

While the consensus-based G7 might well agree on the benefits of both free and fair trade between economic allies, it appears what that could look like it still up for debate.

Trump has already initiated a trade war and that trade war is already hurting US businesses and consumers, and will continue to do a so.

But I feel really confident", Trump said of Monday's meeting, which is the first between a North Korean leader and sitting US president, "It's never been done, It's never been tested.

Trump's recent moves, building on 18 months of nationalist policy-making, leave him out of step with the globally minded organization and prompted speculation that the group could fracture into something more like the "G-6 plus one". Trump said he was discussing two types of sunset provisions in which any of the countries could leave the deal.